Restaurant POS Hardware Costs
POS hardware expenses will vary depending on what your restaurant needs. Each system is configured to your specific restaurant’s specifications. You may only need a single tablet, cash drawer, printer and credit card scanner – or you may need multiple terminals for the bar and restaurant, mobile POS solutions for tableside ordering, and a kitchen display system that expedites back of house operations.
Regardless of your needs, your POS hardware costs will be much lower with a cloud-based solution. You’ll likely have a slim touchscreen POS terminal — typically an iPad or Android tablet — as opposed to a proprietary, clunky computer with an expensive software licenses.
Restaurant POS Setup and Installation Costs
The cost of installation will depend on whether or not you pay a fee to have on-site installation or you install the restaurant management platform yourself. Upserve offers a comprehensive, in-person installation and configuration starting at $850 for an average installation. That’s 75% cheaper than the average installation cost for a traditional POS system.
And while other systems require you to hardwire your POS terminals, Upserve’s “Restaurant Reliable” POS works over WiFi and LAN connections, meaning you’re able to leverage the flexibility of a mobile POS system. And don’t worry, the system is still as reliable as the hard-wired systems, but without the added cabling, installation costs, and bulky systems.
Total Cost of Ownership: Breadcrumb POS by Upserve vs. Traditional POS
Nucleus research found that Upserve saved the average restaurant 48% compared to a traditional POS system due to its usability, flexibility, and lower initial and ongoing costs. This enables managers to focus on running their restaurants instead of managing technology.